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that it doubles down on a dead end energy policy that's hurting our economy, hurting our environment and our health. burning fossil fuels is a primary cause of climate change, and we simply can't afford to continue down this destructive path. it makes far more sense to focus on developing the clean, renewable energy technologies that we all know we're going to need down the road. developing these technologies will create quality, long-term jobs that can't be shift overseas. it's good for business. it's good for our planet. it's good for our national security. there's no reason why we can't put aside our differences and take action to promote a clean energy future. it's what our constituents sent us here to do. our window of opportunity is rapidly closing. the time to act is now. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> madam
teach japan economy at georgetown. you're making the summit interesting again. the interesting problems that you face, and i d not envy you, is you said the fits call consolidation, the consumption tax will go up next year and the following year, and you're certainly aware that will take a big hit on consumption on income that will have a negative impact on the economy, and i'm wondering how you're balancing these two different issues of fiscal consolidation and demand. [speaking japanese] >> translator: i think you have hit on the most important point, because whenever we may try to increase the taxes, it does not necessarily result in increasing the tax revenue. we have known the actual examples which have happened in the past in many nrsakg ne >> you can watch the rest of this online as we take you live now to the heritage foundation in washington, d.c. for remarks by senator mike lee of utah. he'll be talking about the conservative movement and the future of the republican party. >> in his most recent book, "we still hold these truths: rediscovering our principles, reclaiming our fu
, and in a fairly weak economy since then did that says people about you hard correspondence they receive from businesses. they want that information in hard copy and they are resisting the idea of going totally digital. we have heard anecdotally a lot of people that did do that and either missed a payment and they have said start those bills back up again. do not write the obituary for first-class mail. it delivers a lot of value for the sender and receiver, and it accounts for $28 billion worth of revenue for the postal service today, and i guarantee it will be around for a long while. the most promising part of our business in terms of growth is package delivery, which is up more than 14% over last year's. we have created much of a credit by innovating and marketing new offerings, and we are benefiting from the big rise in e-commerce. andway people use the mail deliver service is changing it and is an exciting, and these changes will create opportunities for growth for the postal service and drop the entire mailing industry. the postal service is a tremendous organization, with the exceptio
of our economy, that is online businesses that are selling to the nation where we have seen tremendous growth, that we owe it to the american people to have this go through regular order. and you know, i have heard the senate leader talk about regular order. i have heard the minority leader, senator mcconnell, talk about regular order, and here we are again not going through regular order. this should go to the finance committee. it should be thoroughly marked up in that committee. and i see senator hatch here. senator baucus and senator hatch both believe that this should go through the proper committee of jurisdiction so that we can address the concerns raised by so many about the bill and the way it is drafted. so with that, mr. president, i would urge my colleagues to vote against closure. this is not the right way to do business. this bill that has very important and negative implications on many businesses in this country and on a very important area of our economy should go through regular order to address concerns that have already been raised by many business groups, and so, m
unemployment. and she revolutionized the economy with free-market ideas in her ten years of service that ushered in a new decade of prosperity. when she took office, the top income tax rate was 83%. it was cut to 60% and then to 40%. the middle tax rate was cut to 30%. and the lowest tax rate was eliminated altogether. when she took office, the top corporate tax rate was 53%. she cut it to 35%. the top capital gains tax rate was a stifling 75%. thatcher cut it to 30%. and as a result, a progrowth policies, unemployment fell from a high of 12% early in her tenure to 7.5% near the end. public spending as a percentage of g.d.p. fell from 45.1% of g.d.p. to 39.4% of g.d.p. and inflation fell from almost 22% in 1979 to a low rate of 2.4% in 1986. but perhaps the most telling tribute to margaret thatcher's leadership is that three days after she gave her britain await speech, that heroic speech she was dubbed "the iron lady" in the communist news outlet "the red star." when your military enemies are describing you as formidable as the iron lady, it indicates that you're winning the argume
the economy grow and create jobs, protect the middle class, and protect seen yours. the president is engaged in a process with lawmakers where he's trying to find commonground to see if commonground exists with republicans around the basic principle to reduce the budget in a balanced way, and he's put forward a plan that would do that eliminating the sequester in the process. when it comes to delays, though, congress has to act in order to avert delays. >> prioritizing spending under the faa, but you want the sequester to inflict maximum -- >> since we did everything we could to avert the sequester, and, unfortunately, the republicans decided as a political matter it was a home run for them to inflick this upon the american people, i think that suggestion just doesn't hold water. secondly, the faa did take action, all the action it could under the law to produce savings and avoid furloughs up until this point where because of the nature of their budget and the personnel heavy nature of their operation furloughs are the only option available to the faa at this time. again, if congress wants t
economy work and define those things that are going to lead our country forward. it is a privilege to be here with you talking about ideas from the working families flexibility act that you are working hard on and i'm a proud co-sponsor but also ways we are going to find solutions for people across this country who are raising families, trying to pay for college trying to pay the energy bill for the month. mr. gardner: we have an incredible opportunity to get government out of the way and let america work, to unleash the entrepreneurs around this great nation over the past several months over the past couple of years, we have held dozens of town meetings, whether they are in southeastern colorado, northeastern colorado, the denver metro area, the new parts of my district, talking to families, talking to people who are struggling to make ends meet. people who have had to pick up a second job just to pay the bills. and as we talk tonight about making life work and i believe #makinglifework and i would like to hear from people around the country how we an help be a part of these solut
. it begins to affect the economies in the area. certainly within the district i represent. yet there's always a persistent demand for more. the persistent demand usually comes from washington and not the border communities that they want more. some of those communities are the safest in the country. but the fact remains that if we are going to make security the linchpin and put dollars on top of dollars, taxpayer money, and there's a lack of transparency and oversight, i am not sure that this is not just become another symbolic gesture and the outcome continues to be one that is in doubt and people keep demanding more. host: for yourself representing a border state, as co-chairman of the progressive caucus, if any legislation that comes to be in the house and senate include border security as the linchpin to a pathway to citizenship, the border has to be secure before the 11 million people can get on a pathway to citizenship, if that's the case, are you a yes vote? guest: no. arbitrary triggers should not be part of the legislation. it's my understanding that there been a time of three years
invested in the innovation economy, and they wanted us to do what we've always done historically, rebuild our infrastructure. for us back home, that means rebuilding our levees, our roads and our highways. they want washington, d.c., to start getting about the business of pushing this country forward. i applaud these community leaders because this is exactly what citizen-led democracy looks like. mr. speaker, i applaud the sacramento metro chamber of commerce for their leadership, and i look forward to the 44th annual cap to cap next year. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, for my neighbors and friends back home in illinois and families across the country today is tax freedom day. the date at which the average american worker will finally start earning money for themselves after paying their federal, state, and local tax obligatio
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of household 1.4%. there is a huge gap. and the companies are doing well the economy is picking up the middle class is still stuck. why is the economy stock? >> you spoke to a wide variety of spectrum from the the very rich to those in the middle class and the working class. they all share this concern which is surprising to me that i would think that the upper class feels insulated? certainly, they feel as though the enormous amounts of money they are making city group compared the inequality of wealth in america to it 16th century spain. this is the bank, itself. and yes, i was surprised myself. and i am talking about the jewish community center on monday night, uc-berkeley on tuesday. i've spoken to labor groups, and some extremely wealthy people in florida, north in virginia. almost everywhere were all i find is that it is deeply trouble is that there's something really wrong in this country. yes, there is an exception and acceptance of inequality of income but now, it is 400 times the top one person is getting thicker% of the capital gains from the capital market. that is they're getting
border, more subdued republican party and a slower economy. >> this is not such a simple issue. it's not an issue of 3wu8ding the wallbuilding a wall, kicking people out. this affects our economy, our schools. >> they had to return to their home country before applying for a green card, not so today. the previous bill required operate rational control of the border before legalization. now the border patrol must only meet security benchmarks over five years. >> previously 200,000 guest workers coul could stay for two years before going home. the new bill gives 575,000 low skill workers, their spouse and children a six-year visa and a path to citizenship. they were required to use a database to verify status. the new bill gives them up to five more years to comply. >> i don't think the controversy has gone away. of it is simply at a low simmer. it can come to a boil when the illegals come back and the problems return. >> this new bill moves to a more skill-based immigration policy expanding legal immigration. democrats to have accept a longer wait up to 13 years, more border enforce
economies, our countries unsustainable debt. it's disingenuous and more importantly it's just wrong. defense spending accounts for approximately 18% of the federal spending annually while nonsecurity mandatory spending accounts for 60%. we are on a path where an insatiable appetite to face domestic spending in mandatory programs are consuming our defense budget and will soon result in a hollow military. the commander-in-chief must take a lead in restoring certainty to our budgeting process to ensure that our military leaders have appropriate resources to develop and execute plans and manage the department of defense efficiently. i've repeated the warnings of admiral cindi wind field the vice chairman of the joint chiefs many times over the last three months and this quote is an accurate cole which he is referring. quote i know if of no other time in history when we have competent julie down this far this fast and the defense budget. there could be for the first time in my career instances where we may be asked to respond to a crisis and we will have to say we cannot do it. we have to correct
immigration can affect the u.s. economy. a hearing on friday. then on monday a second hearing. after that we have to see how the process unfolds. especially republicans on the judiciary committee are calling for more than the currently scheduled hearings. probably sometime in early may we will move to the markup process which is where the senators on the judiciary committee can begin offering amendments and releasing how they want to continue to shape the bill. we hope it gets passed out of committee and go to the senate floor. host: rebekah kaplan of the national journal. wilmington, north carolina, kathleen is on our democrat line. is roberta our guest aplan.rebecca caller: my biggest fear is that our country is in a state of fear. thing wehe worst could ever have as americans. we have based our country from the beginning of a great work ethic. there are so many things we could do instead of being frightened every time something happens. domestically, foreman, and immigration. we have a statue of liberty that does welcome everybody. i believe that we should give some amnesty, because of am
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to $3.30 a gallon. inventories are high we have a lot of supply. and the economy is slowing down. consumption is the lowest since 1997. this morning gas prices averaging 3.52 a gallon. last year at this time 3.86. that's a nice little savings. >> some say could go below $3 a gallon? >> rocky mountain region could see 32 -- $2.98. >> road trip. >> finally. it is 11 minutes after the top of the hour. a runner survives the marathon bombing only to return home to texas to witness the fertilizer plant explosion and he's sharing his story. we will have that coming up. >>> they put their survival skills to the test. boy scouts get lost inside an under ground canyon. how they were found padilla. >> 15 after the hour. san diego says the navy will not reposition ships from the san diego base. ship also not be sent to los angeles, courtland or seattle. it is expected to save $1.2 million. a group of boy scouts escape injury after a canyon in southern utah. 6 scouts and three adult leaders were hiking yesterday in the national park when one of the leaders became exhausted. some stayed behind
. and there's not enough people to do it. >> we're faced with a real blow to our economy because businesses are already closed. and it will be a long time before we totally recover. >> reporter: flooding along the mississippi is causing massive problems. from illinois to iowa and further south in missouri, where more than 100 barges broke free in st. louis, colliding with a bridge. in peoria, illinois, heavy rains caused landslides. kayaks outnumbering cars on streets in grand rapids, michigan. and in indiana, one county saw 11 emergency rescues in a single night. across the area, frustrated residents are in disbelief. >> i've lived here all my life. i've never seen anything like this. >> reporter: the frustrating part for many, they can't even focus on the cleanup. more than an inch of rain expected from oklahoma all the way up through michigan today. josh? >> alex, thank you. and sam will have the forecast in a few moments. >>> meanwhile, the man who replaced osama bin laden on the fbi's most wanted list has been captured. former washington, d.c. schoolteacher eric toth is charged with pr
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for inviting me today. the postal service plays an incredible role in the american economy it provides a national platform that every business and president relies on in the directly supports and 800 billion-dollar manning industry that employs 8 million people. america needs a financially healthy postal service. it needs a service that can adapt to changes and technology and the habits of american consumers. it needs a postal service that inspires confidence in the future. today the postal service faces tremendous financial challenge its ss model is not flexible and the future we lack the authority t fulfil our responsibilities to the great nation. unfortately bill all that controls the actions do not provthoryo t flexibility for it to continue as a self sustaining organization. we simply lack the tools under the law to solve the problems we face. if we are giving authority and the flexibility to quickly address our problems, we will do so. the board is directed to the management of the postal service exports and act upon every opportunity to generate new revenue and reduce cost. post
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